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There are 8 ways to get from Paris to Amsterdam by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3h 24m

  1. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Amsterdam Centraal Thalys

120€ - 160€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 800 / ...

15€ - 90€

6 alternative options

Rideshare  •  6h

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Amsterdam 313.2 miles

32€ - 35€

Drive  •  4h 51m

  1. Drive from Porte Maillot to Amsterdam 315.7 miles

65€ - 100€

Fly Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 13m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) CDG - AMS

56€ - 253€

Fly Paris Orly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  3h 54m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) ORY - AMS

44€ - 201€

Fly Paris Orly to Rotterdam, train  •  7h 33m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Rotterdam (RTM) ORY - RTM
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal

97€ - 468€

Fly Paris CDG to Brussels, train  •  6h 2m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Amsterdam Centraal

91€ - 300€

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs 32€ - 35€ and takes 6h.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Amsterdam is to train which costs 120€ - 160€ and takes 3h 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris, Paris and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris-Nord and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 24m.

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The distance between Paris and Amsterdam is 430 km. The road distance is 505.1 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 3h 24m and costs 120€ - 160€.

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The train from Paris-Nord to Amsterdam Centraal takes 3h 24m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Paris to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris, Paris station.

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Paris to Amsterdam train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Paris-Nord station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Amsterdam is to train which takes 3h 24m and costs 120€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 90€ and takes 7h 50m, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 260€ and takes 4h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 268.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 24m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Thalys operates a train from Paris to Amsterdam every 4 hours. Tickets cost 120€ - 160€ and the journey takes 3h 24m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Amsterdam every 4 hours. Tickets cost 25€ - 45€ and the journey takes 7h 50m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 370€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 370€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 240€
Flights from Paris Orly to Rotterdam via Montpellier
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 430€
Flights from Paris Orly to Rotterdam via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
80€ - 450€
Flights from Paris Orly to Rotterdam via Pisa
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 490€
Flights from Paris Orly to Rotterdam via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 550€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Amsterdam Schiphol via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
Flights from Paris Orly to Rotterdam via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
95€ - 450€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
260€ - 800€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 260€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
120€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
120€ - 160€
1st Class
160€ - 230€
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
12€ - 28€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
1st Class
20€ - 28€
2nd Class
12€ - 17€
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
1st Class
35€ - 50€
2nd Class
21€ - 30€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
25€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
32€ - 35€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Paris to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Paris to Amsterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Amsterdam is 505 km. It takes approximately 4h 51m to drive from Paris to Amsterdam.

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Lufthansa, KLM and Air France offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Paris to Amsterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 2898+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 85€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Paris and Amsterdam. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 40m and costs 10€.

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